This was noteworthy, I figure, and didn't see it on the list yet...
Mike Teague - http://www.triax.com/yngwie
----- Original Message ----- From: "SteveTuba1" Newsgroups: sci.geo.satellite-nav Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 9:20 AM Subject: Re: U.K. Geocache
> >On 18 Oct 2000 05:03:13 GMT, email@example.com (SteveTuba1) wrote: > > > >>Hi all..... > >>A short notice.... > >>As of yesterday the 17th (about 1130 GMT)...geocache N 51 23.7 W 0 16.5 is > >no > >>more! > >>The gorry details later. > > > > I'm sorry to hear that. How many others found it I wonder? > > > > IMHO I felt that it was too close to houses (it was actualy > >overlooked by some) to last indefinitely. :-( > > > > Regards, > > Harry. > > > > > > Hi all.... > Well here's the story. > The day had started off badly. As I looked out the front door prior to getting > the mail, I noticed that part of our wall had been vandalized...ie caved in. > Sometime during the night our dog did bark...but, it would later turn out, that > other walls had been damaged along our street...6 last count. > > Later in the day we see the stock market take a dive. Not a happy camper at > this stage. > > My wife is on the phone with a nasty client > when she motions for me to look outside. > There...in broad daylight...is this fellow with his bike and dog right over the > cache. Wow...another "hit" me thinks...... > I grab my binoculars and take a close look. > (The cache was some 100+ yards away.) > I notice that he's picked it up...and looking at it. He doesn't open it. > Strange I thought, while I try to see if he's carrying a GPS. > No! > He then puts it back...and I'm thinking that he may just leave it. This would > be a good thing. > Well he leaves his bike...and goes off with his dog. > Not a good sign. > This guy had long (long) reddish hair and a brown hat. He looked "scruffy". On > the bike there was what looked like a backpack or maybe saddle bags, bright red > in color. > (I'm American..so I can spell it that way.) > The dog was an Alsatian. > So is ours...ha ha ha. > SO! I set up my camcorder and hit the record button.....just as this guy > returns to the sight. > Anyway to make a short story longer... > I get this guy...on tape...taking the bloody thing, after opening it. > Why...you ask didn't I go right out there...? > Well....I was...at the time 6 weeks out of the hospital...quad by-pass! So I > wasn't to keen on running.... > (I'm doing just fine...thanks for asking.) > So...there we have it. > > I did have occasion to visit the cache after a cache hunter notified me that > he'd failed to find it...after searching for some time. It took the cache > robber nothing more that riding his bike into the middle of the now short grass > to find it. I guess he was using his...wait for it...GermanPuppySensor after > all. > > Oh! I'd had three hits...but of course the logbook is gone too. > I wonder if the last fellow found it. > > Some notes: > Our cache location was, IMHO ok. > Had one come from the east...you'd have run into an inaccesible...sports > ground...(as I'm told it's called.)....plus a river (the Hogs Mill.)! > From the west...you'd have houses in your way..and you'd have to get around > them...onto a public park. > It was in tall grass when we planted it...a shallow hole. I didn't want to go > miles to and from the cache to check it. > The first time it was found, we were told that the writing on the outside had > worn off! > I re-wrote it....BUT...the last time we saw it, the writing was gone again! > Perhaps it would have been a different story had the writing been legible. A > word to the wise. > > > Regards..... > Steve > > Steve's wife here. Hope someone else in the UK (maybe London area) will hide > another stash. I thought it was such a great idea and really enjoyed the > (limited) response that we got, but it's all good fun, and I hope others > enjoyed it too. So come on you Brits, lets do another one! > > Agi